A complete guide to ordering the perfect cake!

A complete guide to ordering the perfect cake!

As London’s premium bakers we strive to provide all our customers with the perfect cake for their celebration, be it a cake for a small farewell party at work or a grand wedding celebration. Hence, we have put together a list of things you need to do and consider while ordering your next celebration cake so that you can help us help you create that perfect life-long memory.  

  1. Provide as much information as possible

Even though you can always order your cake on our website, we recommend our customers to give us a call or walk into our Wembley office and have a chat with one of our trained and experienced celebration advisors who will be able to guide you through the entire cake ordering process. They will help you with flavour suggestions, portion size, finding a cake to fit your budget etc. We suggest you provide us as much information about your celebration as possible so that we can help you find the perfect cake for you! Tell us who the cake is for, what kind of flavours they love, how many people you need to serve, whether you’re following any sort of theme or colour scheme. Basically, anything that could help us help you.  

  1. Size & Shape

Keep in mind the number of guests while choosing the size and shape of your cake. Our smallest cakes are 8” and serve 5-8 people and the biggest measure 16” x 28” and serve about 100 guests. We recommend our stunning tier cakes for larger crowds, we have created 2 tiered to even 7 tiered cakes in the past! Additionally, while planning your portion sizes keep in mind that the square shaped cakes provide more portions than the round, star-shaped and heart-shaped cakes and hence we usually recommend our square cakes to our customers.

  1. Choose the Flavour

Decide on the flavour you would like for your cake, depending on your taste as well as keeping your guests in mind. Whether you would like to go with common favourites like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry etc. or try some of our crazy combinations like Bubblegum, Rose & Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Lemon & Elderflower or Butterscotch Popcorn. Take the time to explore our flavours to choose your favourite, we’ve got more than 500+ of them!

We also recommend our customers to try out new flavours instead of always sticking to the same, you never know unless you try. If you plan on heading down to our Wembley office, we can provide you with taste testers so that you can make an informed choice!

  1. Choose the Icing

The icing is what really adds beauty to the cake. There are various kinds of icing that you can choose from, buttercream, fresh cream, fondant and confectionery cream. Most times the icing you choose will need to depend on the cake design too, most of our novelty cakes require a fondant icing whereas our swirl or ombre cakes can be made with confectionery cream or a buttercream icing. Once you have chosen the kind of icing for your special cake, think of what flavour and colour you would like it to be. The icing needs to compliment the flavour of your sponge as well as the theme of your party.

  1. Consider any allergies

This point is super important and even then many customers forget to give it any thought. Always consider whether your guests could be allergic to any of the ingredients in your cake. We at Cakes Today, accommodate all kinds of dietary requirements, we can make nut-free cakes, vegan cakes and reduced sugar cakes too.  

  1. Cake Design

Whatever the occasion, birthdays, anniversaries, welcome home parties, baby showers, mother’s day etc. You can get a completely bespoke and customized cake as per your design specifications. We aim to provide you with a showstopper cake for every celebration, big or small. Our skilled and experienced cake decorators can create any cake you can possibly imagine, from 3D character cakes, edible image cakes, digit cakes, giant cupcake cakes...the possibilities are endless. Scroll through our website to see what you like or bring us an image of the cake design you want and we can create it for you.  

  1. Have a realistic budget

You don’t need to break the bank to get a delicious cake, we can provide you one for just £23.99! However, if you do want a fabulous, drool-worthy, show-stopper, jaw-dropping cake you will need to have a realistic budget too!  

So the next time you’re ordering a cake for a special occasion keep the above points in mind and you can’t possibly go wrong with your order. To place an order for your next celebration, give us a call on 020 3974 2635 and speak to one of our celebration advisors who are ever ready to talk cake.